Education & Prevention

Preventing abuse through education

The folks here at Wild Iris believe that the best way to prevent abuse is for people to talk about it. We offer training on a range of topics for any group or age range. The more people that are educated about what abuse is, how to spot it, and how to get help, the less unhealthy relationships our community will tolerate.

Topics can include:

  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Reporting Child Abuse
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
  • Stalking
  • Abuse in the Workplace
  • Wild Iris Services in the Community
  • Abuse among Specific Populations

These presentations are available also in Spanish.

If you would like to request a presentation or more information, please call the Bishop Office at 760-873-6601.

Youth Violence Prevention Program

The Wild Iris Youth Violence Prevention Program (YVPP) has been educating the youth of Mono and Inyo counties for five years providing presentations, resources and the knowledge of healthy relationships, sexual assault, bullying and safety planning to students of all ages. Topics discussed in classrooms are age appropriate and include but are not limited to:

  • Trusting your feelings
  • Respect for yourself and others
  • Building self-esteem
  • Bullying/Harassment
  • Online Safety/Cyberbullying
  • Teen dating violence and healthy relationships
  • Sexual Assault and consent
  • “Moving On” (Designed for graduating high school seniors )
  • “My Body Belongs to Me” (Personal boundaries for preschoolers)

The Wild Iris YVPP team also offers a saturation curriculum, which is a comprehensive and experiential learning opportunity of violence prevention by dissecting social issues and gender roles. The goal is to take the leaders of different social circles and create a safe and open forum where they can explore the ideas, attitudes and beliefs that cause bullying, dating and sexual violence in their lives. Through this discussion we want to keep students from becoming victims or abusers but also teach them how to intervene in a safe and appropriate manner in situations of bullying/violence.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation or working with Wild Iris to develop a curriculum that fits your school or group’s need, please contact YVPP educators at 760-873-6601.